A press release from the Santa Monica City Employees union:
For Immediate Release
The Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees endorses Council members Davis and O’Day for re-election, Commissioner Ted Winterer, and journalist Frank Gruber for City Council
On Labor Day, the Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees announced their endorsement of four candidates for Santa Monica City Council. The Coalition has endorsed Council members Gleam Davis and Terry O’Day for reelection, and Planning Commissioner Ted Winterer, and Journalist Frank Gruber.
The Coalition, which represents over 1,600 city employees, conducted a multistep endorsement process, including a questionnaire and in-person interviews. Coalition President, Lauralee Asch stated, “There were several strong candidates, however there are only four openings on the Council. The Coalition strongly supports the re-election of Council members Davis and O’Day to their first full term on the Council.
Commissioner Ted Winterer has a long record of service to Santa Monica and journalist Frank Gruber demonstrated familiarity with the issues facing our City and shared refreshing ideas for moving forward.”
Asch added, “The Coalition is mindful of the impact the City Council’s actions have on its members’ mandate to provide services to the community. The Council’s actions also play a role in how the community interacts with City employees.”
The Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees was formed to represent the mutual interests of city employees. Coalition members include Public Works, Parks, Attorneys, Analysts, Clerks, Transportation Management, and other employees providing valuable city services to the residents of Santa Monica on a daily basis.